Software Deployment Question
I have two questions concerning the reboots in patch scheduling. Before Iask the questions, here is the background.
The setup we have for our laptops is a Timeout period of 1020 minutes (17 hours), Timeout Action of "Reboot Later" Number of Prompts is 5, and the Re-prompt Interval is 180 minutes (3 hours). The schedule it a deploy only (the detect is done separately the night before).The reason why I have such a long timeout period is that the patches kick off at 10 PM on Wednesday night, so I figured that if no one logs into the laptop by 3 PM the next day, then we are probably safe to assume the person will not be in, and we can thus reboot the laptop. The only reason I even have it set up to prompt laptop users to reboot is that we had some people who were continually putting their laptops to sleep every night and never rebooting them, thus causing Windows 10 Cumulative Updates to not be applied.
Now the questions:
1) The 1020 minute timeout interval, does it "time out" if no one responds to the reboot prompts, or is that saying that the whole process, from the time the patching starts, to the time it ends, will time out after 1020 minutes? That almost seems to be the case since I had one user who was responding to the prompts, but it was still forcing her machine to reboot, seeming after the timeout period expired.
2) Does the laptop require a strict reboot for KACE to count it as a reboot, or does shutting it down and turning it back on get counted as a "reboot"? I ask since this same person reported that she was prompted several times for a reboot, said "no" each time, shut down the computer, and then turned it back on the next morning, but it then came up saying it was going to reboot, and this time, did not give her the Yes/No option. I am thinking KACE continued to show her machine as "Paused" until she was forced to reboot.
I have watched the best practice video for patching, and do not remember this being discussed in detail. Thank you.